How is the underworld


TheUnderworld (Greek: Ἅιδης) in Greek mythology is the place where most of the dead go. In rare cases, the deceased, such as Heracles, also become gods. Hades is the ruler of the underworld. His wife is Persephone.

Cerberus, Hades' three-headed dog, guards Hell. With the help of Charon, the ferryman, you can get for a fee, tooCharon penny called, which the bereaved laid under the tongue of the deceased as a grave with a ferry to the other side of the river Styx (in other versions also Acheron or Lethe). In mythology, the Kokytos is also a river of the dead / river of the underworld.

Elysium or Tartaros: judgment of the dead

The judgment of the dead, which consists of Minos, Rhadamanthys and Aiakos, decides the fate of the deceased.

Most of the dead came to the Elysium, where they existed in eternal bliss, or just in no pain and existed as shadows.

But the others, the wrongdoers, or those who did or wanted to harm the Olympian gods, came to Tartarus. Tartaros is the deepest region of the underworld and the dead there suffered eternal torment. You cannot escape from there either, as the region is surrounded by Pyriphlegethon, the river of flames, and a wall.

The inhabitants of Tartarus